A $ 59 million rookie Timo Werner scored the first goal when Chelsea drew Brighton 1-1 in a friendly match to prepare for the new season.
Just 3 minutes 27 seconds after the opening and in the second touch the ball, the German striker scored. From Hakim Ziyech’s right-wing free-kick, Callum Hudson-Odoi moved to receive the ball, headed to a favorable position for Werner to finish in an unmarried position, hitting Brighton.
This goal is the result of a coordinated situation that coach Frank Lampard and Chelsea fans have been waiting for.
Chelsea expects Werner and Ziyech to raise the level of the team after coming from RB Leipzig and Ajax. Hudson-Odoi is the pride of Chelsea’s identity when growing up from the academy. Also, he is the youngest star in English football nowadays.
Chelsea bought the rookies with 59 million and 49 million in turn. Meanwhile, Man City also intend to buy some more players for this season.
Werner shared his joy with Hudson-Odoi after scoring
But despite a good start, the game ended in an incomplete way for Chelsea. At the beginning of the second half, Rudiger fouled in the penalty area with Dunk. However, Neil Maupay missed the penalty. Then, Chelsea was unlucky to be penalized for a second time in the 89th minute. This allowed Pascal Gross to secure a 1-1 draw.
Chelsea also lost Ziyech after the midfielder shot away and injured his knee. He then left the field in pain after 55 minutes. After the game, coach Lampard confirmed that the Moroccan midfielder had a knee injury, but did not say It is clear if he will recover to attend the Premier League match on September 14, meeting Brighton himself.
Chelsea is more active in the process of preparing for the new season, bringing in the rookie year. In addition to expensive recruits such as Werner, Ziyech, Chilwell (66 million), they also recruited veteran midfielder Thiago Silva and 20-year-old midfielder Malang Sar for free.